detecting JS language mode for tools

John Barton johnjbarton at
Mon Jan 27 09:58:50 PST 2014

Thanks for the explanation.

Given all of the costs, perhaps it is worth reconsidering the benefit.
 Many issues affect the load timing of web pages, will this one change make
such an improvement that it's worth the disruption it causes?

On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> John Barton wrote:
>> The Script goal disallows 'import' and 'export' specifically to ensure
>> that the Script goal is inconvenient for developers and thus they are
>> encouraged to shift to the Module goal.
> No, that's not the rationale. The reason is to avoid enabling more
> synchronous <script src=>-style jank. We have enough of that already with
> the existing attractive nuisance (script src= w/o async), per Steve Souders.
> /be
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